The Correlation of Safety Consciousness and Practice of Safety Behavior in A New Police Officer

신임 경찰공무원의 안전의식과 안전행동 실천간의 관계

  • Lee, Insook (Department of Nursing, Changwon National University)
  • Received : 2017.06.02
  • Accepted : 2017.07.07
  • Published : 2017.07.31


This study aimed to examine safety consciousness and practice of safety behaviors in new police officers and investigate the relationship between them. The subjects were 81 new police officers who understood the purpose of this study and agreed to participate. The collected data were analyzed by frequency, descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson's correlation using the SPSS 22.0 program. The results of the study show that the safety consciousness of subjects was as high as 4.29 points. On the other hand, practice of safety behavior was moderate at 48.71 points. Fire safety consciousness was found to be different according to age and education level, and environmental safety action was significantly different according to gender and residence. Safety consciousness showed a significant correlation with practice of safety behavior. Based on the results, it is necessary to develop and apply more effective and practical safety related education for police officers in addition to technical and institutional aspects in order to promote safety awareness and safety behavior practice.


Police Officer;Safety;Consciousness;Behavior


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